Apple gives MacBook Pros a much-needed shot of Coffee Lake

Doris Richards
July 12, 2018

Apple has updated its MacBook Pro laptops with new processors, keyboards and display technology, and hands-free Siri. "The 15" MacBook Pro will now offer six-core Coffee Lake CPUs and up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory, while 13" models with Apple's Touch Bar will use four-core Coffee Lake parts with 128 MB of eDRAM on package. It includes Apple T2 Chip and provides up to 4TB of SSD storage.

Apple claims this model will offer 70 per cent faster performance than its predecessor, making it ideal for "manipulating large data sets, performing complex simulations, creating multi-track audio projects or doing advanced image processing or film editing".

Along with the updated MacBook Pro 2018 models, Apple also introduced today new leather sleeves for MacBook Pro owners.

The new notebooks also support up to 32 GB of RAM and include a True Tone display and Touch Bar.

It's finally here. If you are like me and have been long waiting for a new MacBook Pro, you will no longer have to wait much further - Apple has just taken the wraps off its new, refreshed MacBook Pros.


Only the 13in and 15in MacBook Pros with Touch Bar have been updated, leaving the model without a Touch Bar unchanged, along with the smaller MacBook and iMac. The discrete graphics options are AMD Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM and Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory.

Again according to Kuo, Apple's next smartwatch will also have a "more trendy form factor design", which is an interesting tidbit of info that can certainly ignite the imagination, but it's not exactly clear what that means.

The tech giant could launch new iPhones, Macs, MacBooks, iPads and Apple Watches, as well as release a new pair of AirPods, according to longtime Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, 9to5Mac reported. "Apple says the 13" model with the Touch Bar will command a $1799 base price, while 15" models will start at $2399.

The Apple Watch Series 4 is heavily rumored to feature a 15 percent bigger screen than previous models. And with up to a 2TB SSD on the 13-inch model and up to a 4TB SSD on the 15-inch, MacBook Pro gives customers the flexibility to work with large asset libraries and projects wherever they go.

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